1. [ adjective ] characteristic of someone who has risen economically or socially but lacks the social skills appropriate for this new position
Synonyms: parvenue upstart parvenu
Related terms: pretentious
2. [ noun ] a person who has suddenly risen to a higher economic status but has not gained social acceptance of others in that class
Synonyms: parvenu arriviste upstart
Related terms: unpleasant_person junior social_climber